With the 11th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco mere days away – and the full schedule finally available on the event website – it’s time for our helpful rundown of where you should be when for the optimal country/roots music experience. Obviously, when Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and the Flatlanders are performing free shows on different stages in the exact same time slot, it’s pretty hard to go wrong wherever you might stumble. But here’s the itinerary that would make venturing into the big city (and braving the crowds) most worthwhile for us.* Click any day below for a closer view.
* Pssttt, hey HSB… how about issuing some media passes? It’d make life easier for the well-mannered, crowd-phobic bloggers among us.